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TheHateMaker

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why no american pvp?
« on: January 17, 2020, 10:57:41 am »
so china and south america have dedicated pvp servers... why not north america?

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Re: why no american pvp?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 02:51:12 pm »
Hello!

First, good news. It seems we will have a spike of attention from the American players in early February (thanks to our publisher's effort) so you can expect a new PvP server hosted in the USA then. Stay tuned!

Now, let me explain the reasoning why right now there is no official North America PvP server. Unfortunately, only about 10% of CryoFall daily active players for the last month are from the US and Canada. Considering most of them are playing on the official PvE servers...the game PvP population there right now is too low to justify the NA server yet. I guess you would not want to play on a server with an active population which is just a fraction of the Global PvP server. And ping to the Global PvP server (or CryoSmall server which we also highly recommend) is usually not too bad.

Furthermore, previously (a few months ago) when we hosted an official NA PvP server it was overwhelmed by Chinese-speaking players (who quickly realized the local population cannot oppose them) so the experience for American players there was lackluster to say the best. So eventually we've made a decision to remove it in favor of Global PvP and CryoSmall.

Regarding China and South America servers.
Most Chinese players (at least those that don't use VPN) cannot reach game servers outside mainland China. Even with VPN, the ping to servers hosted in Europe (such as Global PvP and CryoSmall) is usually over 250 ms for them (often with massive packet loss). So we're providing an official server hosted in Beijing to provide the best experience to players there.
Similar story for South America. Players from there have an even worse connection to servers hosted overseas.

Regards!